Phoenix Biscuit Factory

Phoenix Factory on the corner of Maclaggan and Clark Streets.

Phoenix Factory on the corner of Maclaggan and Clark Streets. (1923)

In the mid 1940s, before breakfast, we used to walk down to Maclaggan Street via City Road to visit Mackintosh Caley Phoenix. We would take with us either a clean pillow slip or flour bag for the purpose of collecting broken biscuits for a modest sum. It always paid to be there early to get a share of the sought after chocolate biscuits as some people tended to take more than a fair share of these instead of taking whatever the scoop picked up. Needless to say, a reasonable sampling of the goods was made as we trekked up the hill on our homeward journey.

(Original Article by Alan Gilchrist)

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